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ional Campaign is Begin
ning to Thaw Out
AND GREAT ISSUES
Will Ko Discussed On tho Platform
by Thousands of Irntors. Sen
ator Tillman Will Ho Prominent
Among Them. Some of tho Oth
er Speakers on Doth Sides Ave
National political issues will bo
discussed to a greater extent the
present spring- and summer than they
were during- the recent session of
This statement may seem odd, but
it nevertheless, is true. A change
has came over the people of America
in the last decade-a change that is
particularly noticeable in Washing
ton. Years ago, political campaigns
were conducted practically through
only three or four months, in a pres
idential contest, and during only two
or three months in a congressional
contest. Times have changed and so
have political methods. There is no
awaiting now for the presidential
campaign to begin next spring or
summer. It is "on" at the moment.
Candidates, in their personality, may
not be discussed so much, but issues
of the campaign are being threshed
out from every rostrum in the coun
Political arguments and partisan
appeals formerly were made either
through thc newspapers or at stated
gatherings of one or another of the
political parties. In the opinion of
the best political observers, the day
of the political meeting, as such, is
passing,- if, ineedod, it already has
not gone into history. So far as in
fluence is concerned, it has become a
reminiscence. People attend politi
cal meetings as a matter of curiosity
or to put in the time, but not to get
instruction as to how they shall vote.
In a few years more the "spellbin
der" will be out of a joh, because he
rio longer is abb1, In the judgment of
the political managers, to deliver the
For several years the lecture plat
form has been increasing i ii import,
ance and influence, lt supplements
thoroughly the newspaper press in
conveying to the people facts and in
formation about the government and
about the live questions of the day.
This is indicated hy the number of
prominent Americans-men who are
identified with the political life of
the country-who have appeared on
the lecture plat Corm and who prac
tically have abandoned the political
rostrum. Year in and year out they
preach their doctrine from Chautau
qua platforms and lyceum stages.
Tile discussions of issues which they
present to the people are supposed
to be non-partisan, but as a matter
of concrete fact they are as partisan
as is the individual who deli ves thc
Political lecturing is not only profit
able to the man who is successful at
it, hut it enables the lecturer to reach
a greater number of people whom he
probably desires to reach than any
other method. Several members of
congress have lecture engagements
which will consume practically all of
their time between ibis and the con
vening of congress next. December,
For these lectures, which are either
plain political speeches of disserta
tion on various phases of social or
economic life, those who deliver
them receive $50 to $250 each. The
price varies with the lecturer and
It is not'unlikely that Senator Till
man of South Carolina, will deliver
his lecture on the race question 150
times before congress reassembles
next December. In that time he will
earn many times his salary as a Uni
ted States senator, for he is Yankee
enough to get a mighty good price
for his lecture engagements. Every
lyceum manager and lecture promot
er in the country eagerly sought Sen
ator Tillman's services this year, for
he draws enormous crowds Wherever
he is billed to appear.
Senator LaFollette, the diminutive
statesman from Wisconsin, will spend
much of bis time during the spring
and summer on tho lecture platform.
William Jennings Bryan, too, will
appear frequently at important pub
lic assemblages as, also, will Senator
Beveridge, of Indiana, who just now
is conducting a debate with Mr. Bry
an on the issues of the next presi
dential campaign. Former Senator
Fred Dubois, of Idaho, will attack
the Mormons on thc lecture plat
form. Representative Champ Clark,
of Missouri, Governor Folk, of the
same state, and Governor Cummins,
of Iowa, also will be prominent sum
mer lecturers who will seek to
strengthen their political pocket
books by talking politics for a sub
stantial consid?r?t ion.
Farmers and Telephones,
Many farmers do not realize the
immense advantages and labor-sav
ing possibilities in the telephone. By
its use, one may learn from city or
village thc state of the market, thc
probable demand, any shortage thal
exists, and be prepared to take ad
vantage of il promptly, while Mr,
Slowpoke is Undine; out too late that
there was a brisk demand for the
verv goods ho bad to sell. Market
reports in weekly papers are ancient
history when received these days.
What we want is advance informa
tion, The telephone was cr Mainly
the most valuable invention of the
last, half century, anti none have ben
efit ted more by it than farmers.
They can now sell their stuff in whole
or iti part before leaving home and
do not. as formerly, have to take the
risk oi driving to town with a load
only to lind tho market glutted.
There is no OXCUSe now for making
such mistakes as this and it is safe
tp say I hal no farmer who under
stands his business is ever caught in
such a trap.
Dr. Leon Goldburg, who has been
acting as interpreter for the state
immigration bureau and who has
been charged with heine; implicated
in the seduction ol' a young girl who
came over in the Wittekind, bas dis
appeared from Columbia.
Five Belgians, who have been
working for the street railway com
pany in Anderson, have gone to Ne
braska, where there is a large Bel
Pours Oil Over Her Clothes and
Sets Them Afire.
RAN OUT IN THE YARD.
A Neighbor Who Trios to Hove Her
beaten OIY Until He Knocks Her
Down. .Survived Illness, but Be
lieved That She Was Slowly
doing Blind nml Wanted to Die
A terrible tragedy was enacted in
St. Louis, Mo., one day last week.
Driven to desperation by tbo fear
that she was about to lose ber eye
sight, Miss Mary Ollinger, 27 years
old, poured coal oil overlier clothing
at the home of her .sister, Mrs. Bar
bara Anderson, No. 2G11 North
Broadway, touched a match to her
dress, and was fatally burned.
She was removed to the City Hos
pital, but the surgeons could do lit
tle for her, and she died, in a few
hours after reaching the Hospital in
While thc Hames were scorching
her flesh, Miss Ollinger fought with
persons who tried to save her, and
pleaded with them to be permitted
Lo die. Slie made no outcry because
of pain, but was enduring the tor
ture stoically when ber sister discov
ered ber and called for help.
Miss Ollinger was alone in the house
shortly after 1 o'clock on the day of
thc tragedy. She opened a bracket
lamp and poured the oil upon her
clothes, then lighted a match and
touched thc blaze to a loose waist she
She ran into thc yard, apparently
that the wind might fan the Hames,
ano was standing there when Mrs.
Anderson first saw her danger.
Mrs. Anderson screamed for help
Richard Rosenkranz, an insurance
agent, who lives across the street,
rushed into the Anderson yard and I
tried to beat out thc lire with" his
hands. Miss Ollinger, who was large
and strong, fought him with her
lists, and cried to bini to leave her.
"I want to die!" she exclaimed
frantically. "I am going blind, and
lhere is nothing left in life for me!"
Rosenkranz could not overcome
ber. so be ran into the bouse, seized
a feather bed, dragged it into the
yard, and throw it at the burning
woman. The weight knocked ber
down, and he soon bad smootbered
Doctor Oliver Bacon, of No. 4363
North Market street, administered
soothing lotions, and an ambulance
conveyed the young woman to the
Mrs. Anderson said her sister sev
eral years ago suffered a serious ill
ness which affected ber eyes. Recent
ly Miss Ollinger imagined she was
about to lose her sight entirely and
was subject to melancholia. None
of the family, however, believed she
would attempt to destroy herself.
Her near relatives were Mrs. An
derson and George Ollinger, a broth
er, who is an engineer in Kansas
City. At the hospital it was found
that Miss Ollinger's body from the
, waist to thc neck was a mass of blis
Voting I'coplo on the Farm.
If the young people on the farm
are discontented, says the American
Farmer, would it not be wise to in
vestigate the case? If there is dull
ness ami lethargy there is something
wrong. A morbid disposition kills
every joy, and it should be combated
at once. Morbidness is infectious,
and its contagion is evil, lt is a duty
we owe to ourselves and friends to
be cheerful, and the cheerful mood
is also contagious.
Our yoong people on the farm can,
and they should cultivate cheerful
ness, self-control and serenity. The
"blues" are not commendable. Things
will happen to annoy us, but we can
keep our voices low and our faces
pleasant. We achieve something
worth while every time we repress in
speech, tones and gestures and ex
pression, irritation, impatience and
Our young people on the farm
should DC thoroughly interested and
alive in all that is going on. Wc1 must
keep on climbing the mountain side;
we can not stay where we are, and
we must not fall back. Advancement
must be made, and our interest should
be so great there will be no room for
morbidness. If we cease to grow we
cease to live.
Om- young jieonle will not suffer
from thc blues il' they read good,
strong books, if they study with
earnestness the preparatory course
for their life work, if they keep up
their music or anything else in which
they are interested and have some
thing to talk of beyond the gossip of
i the neighborhood and thc mere friv
<ilit ?os of life.
All of our young men and women
should have a practical work to do,
and then some skill of the hands or
some fad to lill in the old moments.
Many of our girls like the needle, and
beautiful pieces of embroidery have
grown, little by little, using the frag
ments of time.
Wc mnsl live outside of ourselves,
make self worth something to the
people around us, and this will give
tis a large interest beyond self; with
the other young people, enlist in a
cause thal will help the world. If you
do this, it is md. likely that, you will
often bc very moody or depressed
Tb?1 .Neus ot' the Day,
A dispute over thc merits of the
i Russian army resulted in a captain
oj' Siberian sharpshooters lopping ol)'
a prince's ear and being shot twice
by his antagonist, the affray occurr
ing in a St. Petersburg hotel.
The Thaw trial, it is estimated,
will cost tho defense a quarter of it
million and thc state $100,000.
Half of Hie business portion of
Summall, Miss., was destroyed by
lire. The loss is $50,000*
Tlie iron output of the Alabama
mines amounts lo more Iban 13,000,
000 lons for 1906.
The Milliners' Union ,f Chicago
demands that Kastor bato must bear
(he union label.
In a will ease in New York the
disposal of $1)00,000 depended upon a
The governor has appointed four
constables to look after the blind
tigers in Richland County.
Gist of the Act Passed by the
Thc Atiinounts to Ho l?akl Auditors, ?
Treasurers, Clerks, Sheriffs and
A showing of the salaries paid to
county oilicers in the State appears
below and will doubtless prove in
teresting to people throughout the
State. Some changes were made by
the general assembly, though there
were fewer this year than usual.
It should interest the citizens of
one county to know what their neigh
boring county is paying her officer,
or what any other county is paying.
A study of the figures will show
that there is a wide diff?rence in the
amounis paid the same officer in the
respective counties. Some are doubt
less well paid, while others are poor
Of the various county offices per
haps that of sheriff carries with it a
larger salary in the most counties, ll
ranges from $700 in Pickens county
to $4,000 in Charleston county. Ab
beville, $1,100, deputy $100; Aiken,
$2,000; Anderson, $1,800; Bamberg,
$800, for keeping jail and dieting
prisoners $100; Barnwell, $1,500;
Beaufort, $1,550; Berkeley, $1,000;
Charleston, $1,400; Cherokee, $1.500;
Chester, $000; Chesterfield, $000;
Clarendon, $800; Colleton, ?t,500;
Darlington, $1,800; Dorchester, $000;
ridgefield, $1,000; Fairfield, $1,000;
Florence, $2,250; Georgetown, $2,100.
Greenville, $2,200; Greenwood, $1,
400; Hampton, $1.000; Dorry, $700;
Kershaw, $1.200; Lancaster, $1,500;
Laurens, $1,500; Lee, $1,600] Lexing
ton, $800; Marion, $1,800; Marlboro,
$1,000; Newberry, $1,400; Oconcc,
$1,000; Orangeburg, $2,500; Pickens,
$700; Richland, $2,400; Saluda, $1,
100; Spartanburg, $2,500; Sumter,
$1,800; Union, $1,500; Williamsburg,
$1,300; Yt rik, 1,350.
In addition to the salaries named
the sherill's of the various counties
receive ?50 cents per day for dieting
each prisoner while in custory, with
actual necessary expenses for him
self, prisoners and lunatics when
called beyond the county.
SUPERINTENDENT OP EDUCATION.
As a rule the man who fills thc of
fice of county superintendent is a
very poorly paid official. The salary
ranges from $4,00 to $1,200, as fol
lows: Abbeville, $700; Aiken, $700;
Anderson, $000; Bamberg, $500;
I Barnwell, $800; Beaufort, $100; Ber
keley, $100; Charleston, $1,000; Cher
okee, $000; Chester, $(500; Chester
field, $500; Clarendon, $050; Colle
ton, $000; Darlington, $800; Dorches
ter, $450; Edgefield, $000; Fairfield,
$500; Florence, $000; Georgetown,
$700; Greenville, $700; Greenwood,
$000; Hampton, $550; Dorry, $100;
Kershaw, $700; Lancaster, $000;
Laurens, $750; Lee, $(500; Lexington,
$000; Marion $800; Marlboro, $700;
Newberry, $800; Oconee, $700; Or
angeburg, $850; Bickens, $700; Rich
land, $1,200; Saluda, $150; Spartan
burg, $1,200; Sumter, $000; Union,
$500; Williamsburg, $000; York,
AUDITOR AND TREASURER.
The salaries of county auditors
range from $075 in Dickens county
to $3,200; in Charleston county, as
follows: Abbeville, 1,000; Aiken,
1,200; Anderson, 1,500; Bamberg,
800; Barnwell 1,200; Beaufort, 1,200;
Berkeley, 1,050; Charleston, 3,200;
Cherokee, 1,000; Chester. 1,000; Cbes
field, 000; Clarendon, 800; Colleton,
1.200; Darlington, 1,100; Dorchester,
000; Edgefield, 1,000; Fairfield, 1,000;
Florence, 1,100; Georgetown, 1,200;
Greenville 1,500; Greenwood, 1.000;
Hamilton, 000; Horry, 750; Kershaw;
1,000; Lancaster, OOO*; Laurens, 1,000;
Lee, 1,000; Lexington, 000; Marion,
037; Marlboro, 900; Newberry, 1,000;
Oconee, 000; Orangebtirg, 1,500;
Dickens, 075; Richland, 2,ooo; Salu
da, 800; Sparlanburg, 1,800; Sumter,
1,200; Union, OOO; Williamsburg,
000; York, 1,300.
In addition to their salaries the
county auditors are allowed a fee of
25 cents for each conveyance of real
estate transferred upon thc records
I of their respective offices, which fee
is to be collected of the person or
persons presenting the conveyance
The countty teasurer in each of
the counties of the State receives the
same salary as that paid to thc coun
ty auditor of such county, except in
tlie counties of Union and Marion,
where the salary is 1,200, and in the
county of Lee, where it is 850. In
addition to the salary each of thc
county treasurers is entitled to a
fee of $1 for each lax execution is
sued against delinquents. Only in
Chesterfield county is this fee charge
able against tho county, where 50
cents is charged.
Count vsupervisor--Abbeville, $1 ,
100; Aiken, OOO: Anderson, 1,200;
Bamberg, 800; Barnwell OOO; Beau
fort, 800; Berkeley, SOO; Charleston.
1,500; Cherokee, 700; Chester, 800;
Chesterfield, 800; Clarendon, 800;
Colleton, 850; Darlington, 1,000;
Dorchester, 050; Edgefield, 000; Fair
field, l.ooo, Florence, I,loo; George
town, 1,200; Greenville, l,2oo; Green
wood, 1,000; Hampton (county com
missioners 500; each); Horry, 000;
Kershaw, 800; Lancaster, soo; Laur
ence, 1,000; Lee, SOO; Lexington,
750; Marion, SOO; Marlboro, 1,000;
Newberry, I,ooo; Oconee 700; Or
angeburg, 700; Bickens, 600; Rich
land, 1,500; Saluda, ooo: Spartanburg
1,250; Sumter, 000; Union, 000; Wil
liamsburg, 700; York, 700,
In the most of the counties thc
supervisor and board of commission
ers tire provided w ith a clerk at a
salary ranging from 100 to 500.
The clerk ol'court in each county
is paid a small salary and given the
fees of the office, which amount to
a great deal in some of thc counties.
The coroner's salary in Charleston
county is 1,800: in Richland it is 650,
in the oilier counties it. ranges from
75 per year to 400.
Ban Young-, a watchman al a rail
road crossing in Columbia was
knocked down by a runaway team
and run over by a locomotive. He
will probably get off with only the
amput?t ion of a fool.
William DcLoch severely cut
George Blatin near Good' Hope
Church In Saluda County. Both are
while and bad been drinking, it is
An extensive series of photographs
of Clemson College are being prepar
ed for exhibition nt thc Jamestown
A Northern Visitor to Columbia
Held Up by Thieves.
Tho Victim Soys They Wero Negroes
They Took Vid i ms Coat, .'Bhoes
The State says Mr. M. M. Hamel
reth, a Northern man, who has been
stopping at the City hotel since Tues
day evening, was held up and robbed
Thursday night about midnight, at
the corner of Assembly and Green
streets by two negroes. He was re
lieved of his coat and shoes and $37
Mr. Hamelreth was walking down
Assembly street toward the union
station and on approaching the Green
Street Methodist church lie noticed
a negro coming down Green from
the direction of Main. The negro
met him at the intersection of the
two streets, on . the sidewalk, and
asked for a match. Mr. Hamelreth
replied that he did not have a match
and continued on down Assembly,
Just ns he had passed the negro he
was grabbed in the collar and almost
thrown down, lie tackeled the negro
and was making a pretty lively fight,
when he was suddenly grabbed from
behind by another negro and thrown
to tlie grown. They held him firmly
on the ground while his pockets were
gone through. While the big negro
held him the smaller one took his
shoes oil' and told him to "scoot."
Having secured their booty, the
negroes started off down Assembly,
in the middle of the road, at a rapid
pace. As soon as he regained his
feet, Mr. Hamelreth went in pursuit]
of the highwaymen, running them !
to within a short distance of thc un
ion station before losing sight of
them. The negroes disappeared
around a street car and it is thought
that they went straight to the rail
road tracks beyond the depot.
Mr. Hamelreth describes the rob
bers as follows: One about 5 feet 7
or H inches, yellow, weight about
140, mixed sack coat, ripped in the
back of right sleeve, wore cap. med
ium negro voice; second man about
0 feet 1 or 2 inches, weight about
17.r>, real black, heavy thick lips,
wore slouch hat, slightly stooped
shoulders, dressed decidedly coarse
Just before they let go of their
victim, one of the coons said; "Run,
Mr. Hamelreth reported the mat
ter to the police within 10 or 15 min
utes after it happened, but nothing
to indicate the identity of the rob
be rs has been discovered.
The hold-up was almost under an
electric light, which was burning
bright ly. Mr. Hamelreth says he
would recognize either of the ne
groes if he sees them again. His ap
pearance Thursday night showed that
lie put up a good light, his shirt be
ing badly torn in several places. He
was presented with a pair of shoes
at the Union station by a railroad
Mr. Hamelreth is an attorney at
Long Run, Ohio, and has been in
Florida and Georgia for the past
three months and was on bis way
back to his home. He says he receiv
ed $40 Thursday by mail from borne
and expected to leave Friday or Sat
urday for Ohio.
Tillman Quotes limns.
A Washington correspondent says
one Sunday afternoon recently a
party of gentlemen met in Senator
Tillman's rooms at the Normandie
and, strangely enough, tin; conversa
tion did not touch upon the negro
question, Mr. Roosevelt, State rights
or any political topic. Mr. Tillman
directed tin.' talk to the shams and
humbugs of modern life, particularly
among the class that had recently
required great wealth. His remarks,
if reported, would have made an ad
mirable sermon that could have been
delivered from almost any pulpit. Mr.
Tillman especially deplored and con
demned the practice that so many
men had followed of deserting the
partner of their earlier struggles
and seeking younger women with
whom Lo share their newly-acquired
"To my mind," said Senator Till
man, "lhere is nothing liner or more
beautiful in prose or poetry than the
second stanza of LhaL gem of Robbie
Burns, 'Jolin Anderson, my Jo John.'
Gazing-out of the window at thedriv
ing rain, Mr, Tillman repeated the
verse he had mentioned:
"John Anderson, my Jo John,
We clamb Hie bill thegither;
And nionic* a canty day, John,
We've1 bad wi' ano anither.
Now we maun totter down, John,
But hand in hand we'll go;
And sleep thegither at Hie foot,
John Anderson, my Jo."
"Those are my sentiments exact
ly," said Mi-. Tillman softly, after a
brief interval (d' silence. "What
a world of trouble and heartache
would be saved if we would all live
up to them!"
HUM a Mission.
The weekly country paper has as
definite an excuse for being in the
world US can be furnished by thc city
dailies. Such a publication is not
only a business guide, but is a pulpit
ol' morals; il, is a kind ol' ti public ros
trum where the affairs of tho state
are considered; iL is a supervisor of
strcctsand roads; il is a social friend,
a promoter ol' friendship and good
will. Indited by a board and just
man, such a publication so (reals thc
different sects that they realize their
brotherhood ami become in reality
what they are pictured in print. The
county weekly is not Presbyterian,
or Methodist, or Baptist, or Luther
an, or [Episcopal, or Christian, bul it
(Iocs select the valuable in each
church, and (hus it becomes thc
harmonizer of discord il binds those
whom theology would often sepor
ate. Even the so-called small matters
of a village or incorporate town tire
small only lo those whose hearts are
loo full of personal interest. It is
very important if some school boy
reads a good essay, or speaks well a
piece, or sings well a song, or stands
nigh in Hie class room, that kind
mention should be made publicly of
such success, for more young minds
?ire injured by Hie wan! of cheering
words than are made vain bj an ex
cess of snell praise.
JOHN 1). Rockefeller has announc
ed his intention of giving two hun
dred and fifty million dollar* for Hie?
benefit of the poor. It will take
more than that to save you, John,
in t he grand wind up.
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MAY GET ALIENS.
U. S. Attorney General Bonaparte ?
Elucidates His Opinion.
Money For Prepayment of Passage
May lie Given Allens hy State but
Not hy Individuals.
Th? President has made public the
decision of Attorney General Pona
parte in answer to questions asked
by Gov. Ansel, as to the efforts to
promote immigration through Com
Replying to the first question
whether it is ti violation of the im
migration law in force at this time,
before thc act of February 20, 1007,
takes effect, for a State to advertise
its inducements and publish abroad
a scale of wages prevailing in its
borders, provided no contracts or
agreements expressed or implied are
entered into-Mr. Bonaparte ans
wers in the negative. Neither would
the Slate violate any law nor would
the alien bc subject to deportation.
Thesecond question of Gov. Ansel's
was whether the State may prepay
the passage of immigrants secured
in the manner asked in the first
question, provided there is no con
tract and the immigrant is left free
to choose employment upon arrival.
Mr. Bonaparte says thal the passage
may be prepaid provided the aliens
do not come within thc catagories of
undesirable immigrants. He says
that the law prohibits any "person"
from prepaying passage but the Stale
cannot be regarded as a person. The
introduction of immigrants under
these circumstances, provided every
thing else bad been legally done,
would not be illegal.
The third question is an important
one as Gov. Ansel asks whether the
State, through its officers, can accept
contributions to its immigration
fund, provided thc funds are con
tributed free from a contract or
agreement, thc funds lo be used in
defraying the expenses and passage
money of immigrants. What would
bc the status of immigrants applying
for admission under these circum
stances. The Attorney General says
the question is a difficult onoto an
swer. He points out that if thc con
tribution were given with the know
ledge that they would bc used to pay
for advertising and other purposes
thc act would come within the inhibi
tion of section six of the present
law. The elf ed, however, would not
be the same as to the immigrants.
They could not be excluded but the
parties furnishing the money "might
bo in my opinion, liable to the penal
ties imposed by section 5." lt is
doubtful, however, if the govern
ment would undertake to bring pros
ecutions against contributors.
Mr. Ansel Iben asks whether the
act of February 20 will materially
change matters. The Attorney Gen
eral answers with emphasis that it
will. Under the new law be says
aliens solicited or induced to emigrate
by reasons of offers or promises,
even when lhere is no contract of
employment, will be excluded. In
the next place, the now btw excludes
immigrants whose passage money
shall have been paid by a "corpora
tion, association, society, municipal
ity or foreign government;" He says
the language of the new law does not
prohibit a State prepaying passage
money, but if the payment is made
from funds contributed by persons
or associations, tho ?inmigran! would
bo liable to exclusion. The prohibi
tion, curiously enough does not ap
Iv to prepayment by individuals rep
resenting the State, providing their
action is in good faith, and it is not
attended by combination or concert
of action. I hider t ho new law, t here
fore, a State may prepay the passage
of Immigrants bul tho funds must
be wholly those of the Stale unass
sisted from outside.
The Attorney General significantly
calls attention to the fact thal in
both the old and new immigration
laws t he Important of skilled labor is
not forbidden when the like can not
be found unemployed, As South Car-1 j
olina cotton mills stiffer much from c
want of skilled labor, the point maj ^
Open the doors to considerable skilled ^
labor in that Stale.
Tl IK Anderson Mail says "just as
apt as not in the next Congress some
member from Massachusetts may
come right out and advocate a bill
to keep ships of any kind from en- ' p
toing thc port of Charleston.'' No s
doubt they would liketo, hut it would h
do no good, Charleston is destined (
to be a great city, and the hate of a : r
thousand Massachusetts will nut re-|li
tard her a day. v
"THERE'S A G
Not the mere terr
not the little he
uric acid in tl
a strong an<
the blood of
latest sci en t
For 10 years 1 li
Rheumatism. I \VJ
uicians but Roi no rc 1
of ever bi i: R well
I li ave taken two h
gotten a " new leas
of tho oliscase bas bc
Snmpto bottle ?wt bo
ll you sond flvo cents I
MAN FOUND DEAD.
Merchant and Postmaster Killed
and Body Robbed.
It ls Believed That the. Person Who
Robbed Iiiin Gave Him a Deadly
C. F. Ferguson, pastmastcr and
merchant at Newsoms, Southamp
ton county, Va., was found dead in
an alley leading to the wharf of the
Bennett Steamship line, just off
Water street, Norfolk, Va., early
Sunday morning. It is thought that
death was the result of a drug ad
ministered by some one for the pur
pose of robbery, although Coroner
Knight, after a careful autopsy,
stated that he could find no signs of
Ferguson, it is said, had been
drinking heavily. To support the
drugging theory is the fact that the
face of the dead man had turned pur
ple by noon. The coroner will con
duct an inquest, at which time he
hopes to be able to assign, without
question, the cause of the man's!
Ferguson wore a handsome gold
watch, willi bis initials engraved on
it, and to which a chain and charm
were attached. These were missing, .
as was everything else the man's j
pockets may have contained.
The pockets were turned wrong
side out. Nothing was left in them
by which he could be identified and
tho police were for a time af a loss.
A Masoaic emblem which Ferguson
wore and which the pickpocket over
looked finally gave the police a clue,
and the body was later positively
identified by Mayor's Clerk F. M.
Dardoo, who had known Ferguson
intimately for many years.
Furgoson is not supposed to have '
had a great amount of money, or!
much els" of value, save the watch
and its appendages. Two rings of
small value were left on a finger.
Furguson was last seen Saturday
night about il o'clock, seated tm the
sidewalk, reclining against, a brick
wall, anti it was there and in that
position ?that be was found Sunday
morning. Whether the hotly was
robbed before or after death is not
known. The police will conduct
searching investigation into the ease.
Ferguson was about thirty-eight;
years old anti unmarried,
Keep lt There.
Mr. George I*. Rowell, of Printer's
Ink, in writing tm the scenes anti in
cidents'of a visit to Columbia, he
Lakes this state to task for ere inga
tablet in the state capitol whereon is
emblazoned the ordinaceof secession
inti the names of thc men who sign
ed it. He thinks the boy who fired
iis father's barn should as appro
priately, preserve the fagot which
caused the conilagration.
That, may be Mr. Rowell's opinion,
lint we do no! agree with him. The
men who signed the Ordinance of
Secession in (bis and all the South
am States were as true patriots tts
he men who signet! the declaration
>f independence at the beginning of
he revolutionary war, and inhonor
ng their memory the Stale does the
?roper thing. She noi only honors
hem, but honors herself in erecting
he tablet Rowell complains of:
The Spartanburg Herald is righi
vhen ii says "thc men who signed
he Ordinance of secession were the
lower of Southern chivalry, and the
.,,.,.1.1 l... . f v,nWl i-w-hl/?" T!-..-.
voiit] nas lound ??>' nooiei. mej
?ere thc representatives of a race
clio counted not on devastation and
um, or i sacrifice even of human lives
vlion tho eternal principle of right
Disinterested students of history
nth one accord agree I hat these mon
yere moved by a conscientious ro
bard for what (hey eoncioved to bc
heir duty. Many foresaw the con
equences, bul they did not hesitate,
118 not Creditable lo be present gen
ration lo say that i tis doubtfull if
hal "ordinance" would be signed
iy a representative body of men of
his day, especially with Hie lights he
Rut so long as men reverence dc
ol ion to duly, so long as they honor
hose who (larc to tlo right as they
ec it regardless of pecuniary tn*
orson al consequences, they will tie
ire tt> keep in minti the men who
ad the boldness to declare South
karolina a frceand independent stato
atlior than submit to what they be
loved injustice, anti to back it up
/ith their lives and their treasure."
iporary relief that the old
dp that the doctor's prese
AND COMPLETE CURE
does. Rheumatism is can
he blood, lt is an internal c
1 vigorous internal rented;
all its germs and yet act
s that it builds up the en
5 ALL POISONS
from any otfter remedy,
ific discoveries. At the t
TER !6 YEARS.
Baltimore, Dec. 10th.
ave suffered terribly with
.s treated by leading phy?
lief. Ldtig since I despaired
again. But bearing of
decided to givo it a trial,
lottles, and, thanks to this
i, I now feel that I have
e on life." Every vestige
en driven from my system,
RA D. GARDNER,
31 James St., Baltimore. YOUR
?X BOBBITT CHEMICAL
The Farmer Feedoth All.
Very few of us appreciate the1
great things the farmer does for this I
country. In addition to feeding the
nation the farm still overshadows the
mill, the factory and the workshop
in providing exports. For the fiscal
year ended June .'10, 1906, the surplus
exported amounted in value to $970,
000,000, the largest ever reached bj
agricultural exports for this or any
other country, and exceeding the ex
port values of 1901, previously the
During the last seventeen years the
exports of farmers have exceeded the
agricultural imports by $6,000,000,
000, while all other producers find
themselves at the end of the same
period with a total on the debtor
side of $459,000,000. Thus, it will
be seen that the farmer saves the
"balance of trade" for this country
and is the prime factor of all the
lt will thus be seen that the farmer I
s the chief factor in making this j
great country rich and prosperous.
When he prospers weall prosper.
Yet, with all of his importance he
gets very little consideration in com
parison with those of other callings,
Congress will do anything nearly that I
the Wall street gamblers ask them to
do. But when it conies to legislating
for the benefit of the farmer, there I
are numerous reasons why it cannot !
be done, or if anything is done for
them it is done in a kind of "wei
don't think you deserve it air."
Why is it that the farmers are
thus treated by those whom they
send to represent them in congress
ortho State Legislature? It is be
cause the farmer does not hold their
public servants to a strict account
for the way they vote when it comes
to legislation that will bel)) or pro
tect the farmer. The farmer could
help himself if he would. He should
organize, when a member of congress |
or-other public servant does not vote
to suit him, he should be defoated
for re-election. In this way and no
other will the farmer make himself
felt and respected in public affairs.
(T BIOS ALL SKIN TROUBLES
Sulphur the Accepted Remedy for n
Sulphur ls ono of the greatest
remedies nature ever gav? to man.
Every physician knows it euroa skin
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Sulphur enables you to get the full
benefit in most convenient, form. Do
not take sulphur 'tablets' or 'wafers'
or powered sulphur in molasses.
Hancock's Liquid Sulphur is pleas
ant to take and perfect in its action.
Druggists sell it.
A well known citizen of Danville,
Pa., writes: "I havo had an aggra
vated case of Eczema for over 2f>
years. I have used seven 50-Cent bot
tles of thu Liquid and one jar of your
Hancock's Liquid Sulphur Ointment,
and now 1 feel as tbough I had a
brand new pair of hands. It has
cured mo and I am certain lt will
cine anyone If they persist in using
Hancock's Liquid Sulphur, accord
ing to directions. 'Butler Edgar.'
SOMETIMES the hard worked coun
try editor bas very little time to
devote to editorial writing. He has
a great many things to do besides
writing editorials that the editor of
a city daily knows nothing about.
That is why the city editor thinks
that the country editor has a week
in which to write editorials.
THE statement is again made that
President Roosevelt will not be a
candidate for re-election. Roosevelt
is no fool. He knows he would be
beaten if ho was ti candidate for re
election, and consequently he won't
be a candidate.
Albert Bailey, electrician at the
Drr Mills in Anderson, was severely
mined by coming in contact with
i live ArirO. His right hand was
lurt, but be expects to have the uso
if it again in a short time.
Edward Martin, a negro, was ac
iidently killed in Saluda while hand
ing a Rim.
lue 25 horse power Taltott, second ha
y boen overhauled. This Engine ie
i great bargain for anyone who ia in tl
We are headquarters for anything in
: rompt attention wUl be given to all in
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sed by an excess Of
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y that will cleanse
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The result of the
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itism lt sweeps out
>lood the germs of
er blood diseases,
es Indigestion, Con?
n, Catarrh, Kidney
ver Troubles, La
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Columbia, S. O.
COMIC SOUVENIR POST CARDS
Largo assortment of Comic Souv
enir Post Cards which I am soiling*
nt Ono Cen! Bitch. A high grade*
Love Post Card Given Free with
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Ja?. I/.lar Sims,
Orungeburg, S. C.
ANNA Holl Russell, a respectable*
foung colored woman, was shot and
nortally wounded in Winnsboro on
Wednesday of last, week by Stork'
Vieans, a twenty year old colored
ioy, because she refused to maty/
lim. Ho way laid his victim and shot
1er on her wav from church and
vounded two colored men who at
empted to protect her. Instead of
dowing out his own brain, a? such
'nols usually do, Means made his es
nd engine in stcok vrbioh has reo?B fe
in first-class condition and will ht
tie market for such a size engine.
, tho way of machinery supplies, and
quiries and ordeis entrusted to omi
mrkot for anytuiuH, ?nd bs ?*OM
Columbia, S. G.